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Sheffield Hallam University: Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care

Institution Sheffield Hallam University
Department College of Health Wellbeing and Life Sciences
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Taught


Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary - Develop your knowledge and clinical practice in supportive, palliative and end of life care.

  • Develop as a generalist or specialist practitioner in your clinical setting.

  • Gain an in depth understanding of the key factors impacting on end of life decision making.

  • Become autonomous practitioner, improving your research, leadership skills and ability to implement service developments.

On this course, you'll study flexibly around your existing commitments in practice, and apply your knowledge to your role. You'll work collaboratively in researching management strategies for end-of-life care, while studying independently towards a deeper understanding of care.

How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

This course offers the adaptability that you need to study and work effectively. With the support of supervisors, academics and staff, you'll work towards a deeper understanding of your field.

You'll consider how better to treat, support and care for patients and their families, how to evaluate practice from a philosophical/ethical perspective and how to support decision making at end of life. Topic areas include collaborative working, symptom management, loss, grief and bereavement and research methods for practice.

You learn through: - distance learning through our online learning environment

  • group work and collaborative learning

  • independent research

  • final dissertation/research project

Applied learning Work placements You'll apply your learning to your clinical workplace, gaining an expert understanding of palliative and end of life care and its aims. Your day-to-day practice experience will help you to adopt a holistic approach to symptom management - allowing you to focus on psychological, spiritual and social support for the patient and their family.

Live projects The learning, teaching and assessment strategies used reflect current practice in interprofessional working in supportive and palliative care, promoting a collaborative approach. Various professionals contribute to the teaching on the course from a variety of backgrounds and clinical settings.


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